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25665   Private Patrick H J Monaghan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/04/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/03/1892
Died: 09/10/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 24
Summary      
Patrick Monaghan was the second son of Charles and Rose Monaghan. He was born 6th March 1892 in the Loup, County Londonderry. He was one of thirteen children. Both parents were National School Teachers in the Loup. Private Patrick Monaghan was serving with the Machine Gun Section in the 8th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in early October 1916 when Patrick was seriously wounded and taken to one of the Casualty Clearing Stations situated at Bailleul. Private Monaghan’s condition gradually deteriorated and he died of his wounds on the Monday 9th October 1916.
Further Information
Patrick Monaghan was the second son of Charles and Rose Monaghan. Charles Monaghan and Rose Ann McClenaghan were married about 1886.
Patrick Monaghan was born 6th March 1892 in Loup, County Londonderry. He was one of thirteen children, nine surviving.
The 1901 census records Patrick as 9 years old. Patrick’s father was a school teacher. The family lived in Ballyneal More, Loop, County Londonderry.
Known family: Charles Monaghan, Rose Ann Monaghan, Alice K Monaghan (born 27th August 1887), John Francis Monaghan (born 2nd April 1889), Patrick Monaghan (born 6th March 1892), Charles Alphonsus Monaghan (born 24th June 1893), Alexander James Monaghan (born 10th August 1896), Thomas Monaghan (born 16th October 1899), William Stanislaus Monaghan (born about 1900), Mary Rose Elizabeth Monaghan (born 14th August 1901), Francis Ignatius Monaghan (born 30th March 1905), Michael Eugene Monaghan (born 31st August 1906).
The 1911 census does not list Patrick as living with the family at house 22 in Ballyneal More, The Loop, County Londonderry. Both parents were National School Teachers.
Patrick Monaghan enlisted in Castlerea, County Londonderry.
Private Patrick Monaghan was serving with the Machine Gun Section in the 8th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in early October 1916 when Patrick was seriously wounded and taken to one of the Casualty Clearing Stations situated at Bailleul.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th October 1916:
Private P H J Monaghan, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Machine Gun Section, dangerously wounded; son of Mr Charles Monaghan, principal teacher of the Loup National School, Moneymore.
Private Patrick Monaghan’s condition gradually deteriorated and he died of his wounds on the Monday 9th October 1916.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th October 1916:
Private P H J Monaghan, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Machine Gun Section, son of Mr Charles Monaghan, principal of the Loup National School, Moneymore, died of wounds.
In his will, Patrick left all to his mother.
Last Will and Testament of Private Patrick H J Monaghan dated 26th August 1916:
Patrick Monaghan : Handwritten Will
Patrick Monaghan : Will Information
In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother Mrs Rose Monaghan, Loop, Moneymore, County Londonderry. P Monaghan 26/8/1916.
Private Patrick H J Monaghan is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension in Nord, France.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Ballyneil More, The Loop Loop-Ballyronan Census listing in Ballyneil More 54.704267 -6.558749
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1 1901 Census lists Monaghan family 1901 census lists Patrick as age 9 at house 29 in Ballyneal More, Loop
2 1911 Census lists Monaghan family 1911 census does not list Patrick at house 22 in Ballyneil More, The Loop
3 BillionGraves.com Photo of Private Patrick Monaghans's grave
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Patrick J Monaghan
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Patrick H J Monaghan
7 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Patrick Monaghan can be purchased here.
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